Conclusion: Mouchette is not only one of Robert Bresson's best films, but, in my opinion, one of the greatest French films ever made. It is very simple, indescribably pure and enormously moving. Once seen, Nadine Nortier's character truly cannot be forgotten. Artificial Eye's Blu-ray release of Mouchette is easily the best home video release of this film that I have seen to date.
Excerpt: This review contains plot spoilers Life is tough for fourteen-year-old Mouchette (Nadine Nortier), growing up in a poverty-ridden French town with a dying mother, an alcoholic father and a baby brother. Her main escape is into the nearby woodlands. One night she seeks shelter from a storm in a hut. In the hut is Ars�ne (Jean-Claude Guilbert), a poacher who has just killed a man and seeks to use Mouchette as an alibi.